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Everything You Need To Know About Athlete’s Foot

12 January, 2018
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Athlete’s foot is a contagious fungal infection also commonly known as “Tinea Pedis” which affects the upper part of the skin on the foot. At times this can this can spread to the toenails and the hands. Since this infection is very common in athletes, it is called athlete’s foot. At times, it starts with …

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Understanding Frozen Shoulder

25 March, 2017
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Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis, in the medical terms, refer to a restricted mobility of the shoulder joint due to swelling and stiffening of the articular shoulder ligament that surrounds the joint.  This term has often been used to refer to arthritis, which is a gross misrepresentation since frozen shoulder represents the shoulder joint, while …

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Recovery after Hip Replacement Surgery

24 March, 2017
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Once you have undergone hip replacement surgery, your recovery would depend on number of contributing factors that influence recovery time. It would be essential to understand that hip replacement is a major surgery and it would be nice to understand that staying positive and optimistic about the surgical procedure will speed the recovery times. It is …

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Knee pain – Your child’s complain are not fake excuses

12 August, 2015
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Rishita, once a very active child who loved playing cricket, football and swimming, prefers to play indoors. She avoids situations that demand running or jumping. This was not due to a sudden change in her interests but rather result of a fluctuating knee pain caused by a medical condition known as Larsen-Johansson disease or Sinding-Larsen-Johansson …

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Sports Injury Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

29 July, 2015
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Q1. What is a sports injury? Sports Injury are injuries of the musculoskeletal system (muscles, bones and associated tissues) that occur while playing sports and during athletic activities. Sports medicine is the study of sports injuries in order to prevent them and reduce their severity of occurrence. Q2. What causes sports injuries? These may be …

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Bone Dislocation: Causes & Treatment

1 May, 2014
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Dislocation occurs when bones that form a joint slip out of their normal position. The injury temporarily deforms and immobilizes the joint, inflicting severe pain at the site of injury. The injury may happen due to a fall or blow, particularly while playing sports. After several weeks of proper treatment and care, most Dislocations restore …

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Genu Recurvatum: Knee Deformity

1 May, 2014
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Referred to as Knee Hyperextension or Back Knee, Genu Recurvatum is an extremely complex deformity of the knee-joint. Under this condition, the knee bends backward with an extensive extension in the tibiofemoral joint. It is mostly found in women. Genu Recurvatum ranges from mild, moderate, to severe. Athletes are at an enhanced risk of developing …

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Reiter’s Syndrome aka Reactive Arthritis

21 April, 2014
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What is Reiter’s syndrome? Reiter’s syndrome, or reactive arthritis or Fiessinger-Leroy disease, is a form of arthritis that causes pain, swelling, and redness in the joints. It most commonly involves the joints of the spine and the sacroiliac joint areas (the region where the spine joins the pelvis). In 1916, a German military physician named …

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Minimal Access Surgery: What You Need To Know

12 March, 2014
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What is minimal access surgery? Minimal access surgery (MAS), also called laparoscopic surgery, is one that is done through one or more small incisions in the body cavity instead of a large incision. Surgeons pass special instruments fitted with camera (known as laparoscope) that allow them to access and view the area in question better than …

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